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March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Social Media Bubble - HarvardBusiness.org , March 23, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein - Donald Clark Plan B , March 6, 2010. Elements for Constructing Social Learning Environments - Workplace Learning Today , March 16, 2010.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? 100 bucks says you learned to speak colloquially by hearing the speech of your family and friends and following suit. This method of learning is called informal learning. Sometimes it is referred to as social learning. How an LMS Encourages Informal Learning.

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Thinking through social learning

Clark Quinn

In preparation for our webinar with Citrix and the eLearning Guild, I’ve been thinking through the benefits of learning socially, specifically for formal learning. And you submit it, say, in formal learning, and eventually may get feedback from an instructor. That, to me, is the power of social learning. As Jay Cross says , the most powerful learning technology is conversation. social

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this.

Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning

Xyleme

Home > informal learning > Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning Four Reasons you need structure for informal learning November 22nd, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last month, I moderated an educational webinar on mobile learning and I was fortunate enough to get some of the leading experts in the field, Judy Brown, Tyson Greer and Allison Rossett, to participate in an online panel discussion to discuss a broad range of topics around mLearning and mSupport.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. Stephen goes through a great description of the course. There's a lot to learn from that experience.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges. As a result, entire companies miss out on all of Facebook’s social learning benefits. Like social media, social media learning is a relatively new idea. LMS & eLearning

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. most popular learning needs by job, level, business unit, etc. To improve learning.

Meet Your Employees’ Social Learning Needs with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Human beings are social creatures. Whether introverted or extroverted in personality, people have a strong need for social interactions and meaningful relationships. In addition to being social, we are also highly adaptable and have an impressive ability to quickly adopt new behaviors. Part of what allows us to absorb new information is our capacity to learn from others and from the observations recorded in our collective history. LMS & eLearning

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. “The L&D group has to start facilitating the sharing of information between folks. How about ensuring the availability of tools like blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, discussion forums, media file creating/sharing, and profiles, and helping communities learn to use them?

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Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality.

Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

million customers and over $38 billion in assets – delivered a speech where he waxed lyrical about being a social CEO. Early on in the talk, Peter said, “I believe we are at the confluence of two revolutions – a social revolution and a technology revolution.” But it is my argument learning professionals must help the C-Suite understand that training is merely an event and that learning must now be defined as a connected, collaborative and continuous process.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. The general sentiment around the room was that many workplace learning organizations were focused on nuts-and-bolts training, and that there was little innovation. I tend to work on things that are a bit leading edge like Data Driven performance solutions or eLearning Startups or the next great idea that someone has. eLearning Technology.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Here is the best stuff from May 2009 via the eLearning Learning site. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Business Casual , May 16, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Tony Bates , May 8, 2009 Are Your E-Learning Courses Pushed or Pulled? ,

8 Dirty Words

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

L ast year I led workshops in London, Madrid , San Jose, Quebec, and Berlin on how to sell social networking and informal learning to senior management. Here we go: Learning is a dirty word because executive managers have a hard time hearing it. Learning taints the conversation. I changed the name of my new book from Informal Learning in the Cloud to Working Smarter. Increasingly, learning takes place on the job. CLO online edition.

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Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

In my previous blog post I explained how I recognized it is difficult for a lot of organisations to support informal and social learning in their organisations, because they are unable to jump the two mindset hurdles of (a) thinking that learning only happens in training courses, and (b) that all organisational learning needs to be controlled by Training/L&D departments. Social learning

April 2010 Great ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best from Informal Learning Flow. From Social Media to Social Strategy - HarvardBusiness.org , April 1, 2010. Big List of Educational Technology Journals - Workplace Learning Today , April 12, 2010. Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations - Performance Learning Productivity , April 7, 2010. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2010.

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So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. Debunking Social Media Myths - HarvardBusiness.org , June 29, 2009. aka, No, Kevin, this is not “socialism&# ) - Lessig Blog , May 28, 2009. How to: Build a Social Media Cheat Sheet for Any Topic - ReadWriteWeb , January 9, 2009. Off Course-On Target , January 9, 2009.

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Dust-up at Training Zone

Jay Cross

Jay Cross, the man who coined the term ‘elearning’, believes the web is revolutionising the way we learn. Not through the kind of elearning of the 1990s but via the explosion of online communities which effectively democratise the way we learn. Cross believes the era of traditional course-led training is coming to an end and that informal, social learning is the way forward. “We should not be talking about blended learning.

Ready to Enhance Your LMS Experience?

TOPYX LMS

But, when it comes to your learning management system (LMS), “breaking up” can be the right decision if it increases engagement and reduces the impact on your already-strained budget. Are you getting tired of the way your current learning management system fails to fully meet your company’s needs? Are you pondering the idea of switching to a better eLearning system? Why Do Company Owners Want to Get Rid of Their eLearning Systems? Does My LMS Feature Mobile Learning?

Training Employees Actually Makes Them Smarter

TOPYX LMS

New Learning Maximizes Intelligence by Promoting Neurogenesis. One way to increase neurogenesis and maximize intelligence is by learning new things. Dr. Sandrine Thuret , principal investigator and lecturer in neural stem cell research, says, “ Learning will increase the production of…new neurons.” (She’s Obviously, there are many vehicles that promote learning, but one of the most effective is a social learning management system (LMS).

How to Maximize Employees’ Strengths with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

One way to ensure they do is to implement a social learning management system (LMS). An LMS, or eLearning platform, is a tool designed primarily to provide corporate training solutions. However, an eLearning system also encourages employees to maximize their strengths. An LMS’s social learning tools such as realtime chat, personal profiles and video conferencing encourage employee connection and informal learning. LMS & eLearning

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. In the simplest terms, this is a software package that manages course delivery and administration. Learning Interventions. . .

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

What does “micro learning” mean to you? Micro learning is not a new concept, but it’s a powerful one. According to eLearning Industry’s contributor Asha Pandey, micro learning consists of “ short, 3- to 5-minute focused learning nugget(s)…designed to meet a specific learning outcome.” Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. Shorten learning units.

Why Micro Learning Is the Future of Corporate Training

TOPYX LMS

What does “micro learning” mean to you? Micro learning is not a new concept, but it’s a powerful one. According to eLearning Industry’s contributor Asha Pandey, micro learning consists of “ short, 3- to 5-minute focused learning nugget(s)…designed to meet a specific learning outcome.” Practically, micro learning could entail a learner watching a tutorial on YouTube or reading a 300- to 500-word educational article. Shorten learning units.

If I Were a Training Vendor …

Dan Pontefract

Formal Learning Thoughts. What used to take 5 days to teach … can it be done differently, incorporating formal, informal and social learning means? eLearning is an important piece to the puzzle … but I don’t want to go to your fancy LMS to take it. eLearning also shouldn’t be any longer than one hour these days. Is all of your formal learning taking too long to develop? Informal Learning Thoughts.

Reading List?

Clark Quinn

Michael Allen’s Guide to eLearning. This book, with it’s SAM and CCAF framework, provides a very good go-to-whoa process for designing learning experiences what will work. Practicing Designer: Julie Dirksen’s Design for How People Learn is a really accessible introduction to learning science, boiling it down into practical terms as a process for design. 10 points from learning science about what works. Learning Everywhere).

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JAY CROSS – Pushing the Envelope to the End

Charles Jennings

“It all boils down to learning, but not the sort of learning you experienced at school. No, this is learning as a life skill. You’re learning all the time, taking in new information and making sense of it. You learn from experience, from conversations with peers, and from the school of hard knocks. Jay’s contribution to the field of organisational learning was huge. The analysis he carried out for his 2006 Informal Learning book says it all.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

Home > mobile learning > The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail April 13th, 2011 Goto comments Leave a comment While the focus of this post is not specifically Apple or the iPad, it’s almost impossible to talk about successful mobile strategies without recognizing that the iPad has created a transitional moment for the Learning & Development world. Learn more about Dawn here.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

While sometimes thought to be interchangeable terms, LMS (Learning Management System) and LCMS (Learning Content Management System) platforms share a few functionalities, but couldn’t be more different. A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that allows a company, school, or organization to administer, document, track, and report on the delivery of educational courses and training programs. Assigned learning. Learning paths.

My evolving learning journey

Jay Cross

Some event are bleeding edge confabs for learning professionals at the top of their game; others are designed for newcomers. It’s not just for newbs any more, although the event is conflicted about ditching training for learning: for taking taking the game into the 21st century where pull replaces push. Over the course of three days, I attended all of two sessions. Or leaks private information? But only two sessions over the course of three days?

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning. He been studying and supporting it for many years and is co-author of the highly acclaimed Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results (Pfeiffer, 2010). Cal’s company has also developed the 70-20 tool , which supports learning in the workflow in innovative and measurable ways – it is well worth test driving.

The Secret to a Competent, Loyal Workforce

TOPYX LMS

According to Klas Mellander, author of The Power of Learning: Fostering Employee Growth , “ The purpose of training is to make learning possible.” 2) They weren’t learning anything (“the company wasn’t investing in the employees”). But, when delivered in ways that promote learning and provide the things needed for success, training encourages positive emotional responses. But, only training that promotes learning can accomplish this. For example, eLearning….

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. And the risk is pretty severe as described in the Business of Learning. Training Method Trends suggests that social learning tools are beginning to take off. vs. Learning 2.0,

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$1 million e-learning no more…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > $1 Million e-Learning no more… $1 Million e-Learning no more… April 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I’ve been in the training and development business for nearly 20 years now. Each course cost over $1 million dollars! and ALSO get your first “iteration” on e-Learning, what you might refer to as “e-Learning Lite”. Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. subQuark , June 14, 2009 Twitter Collaboration Stories eLearning Technology.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. While training departments have been busy spending ridiculous amounts of time and money converting these training materials to e-Learning, Steve Jobs has (surprise!) Of course not!

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Start with the 70. Plan for the 100.

Charles Jennings

Checklists to rate your own organisation’s ability to deliver the critical tasks supporting 70:20:10 Nine ‘cameos’ written by leading thinkers and practitioners including Dennis Mankin (Platinum Performance), Nigel Harrison (Performance Consulting), Clark Quinn (Quinnovation), Jane Hart (Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies), Bob Mosher (APPLY Synergies), Jack Tabak (Chief Learning Officer, Royal Dutch Shell), Jane Bozarth (US Government) and others.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning. He been studying and supporting it for many years and is co-author of the highly acclaimed Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results (Pfeiffer, 2010). Cal’s company has also developed the 70-20 tool , which supports learning in the workflow in innovative and measurable ways – it is well worth test driving.

Publishing Your Way to Content Success

Xyleme

It’s the same with developing learning content. What are the hard things in developing learning content? Ask them to go change the words “sales person” to “marketing professional” in all of the materials for an instructor-led course (instructor guide, student guide, handouts, PowerPoint slides, etc.) How about an on-line course where the same content is shared by multiple locations, such as service centers or manufacturing plants? Create a course for each location?

Working Smarter in the Enterprise

Jay Cross

On April 27, 2011, Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Executive Network at Symantec in Mountain View. The needed information is no longer in the worker’s mind but it is “out there” in the minds of others. The need for personal, informal networks – to be able to find information — has never been greater. We are moving from the information age (knowledge workers) to the conceptual age (conceptual workers). Informal learning.

single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.